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May 13, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 12th May 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated May 12th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Lessons from Uttarakhand"

  • Floor test - a test to prove majority (by head-count) on the floor of the Parliament for a crucial decision
  • Foregone conclusion - a result that is obvious to everyone even before it happens
  • Dissident - a person who opposes official policy
  • Legislator - a person who makes laws (a member of a legislative body)
  • Loyalist - a person that strongly supports the government or ruler in power
  • Bloc - group
  • Misadventure - an unfortunate incident
  • Exploiting - to use something in a way that helps you
  • Dissidence - protest against official policy
  • Backed by - supported by
  • Defector - a person who leaves his own group to join an opposing one
  • Hastily - hurriedly
  • Defection - to leave a country / political party, etc., especially in order to join an opposing one
  • Primacy - the state of being the most important thing
  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Impropriety - behaviour that is dishonest, socially unacceptable, or unsuitable for a particular situation
  • Toppling - remove (a government or person in authority) from power
  • Probe - a thorough investigation into a crime or other mattee
  • Sting operation - an operation implemented by undercover agents to catch criminals while they are doing illegal things
  • Reinstatement - the action of giving someone back a position they have lost
  • Valid - legally or officially acceptable
  • On the flip side - opposite side of something
  • Topple - to (cause to) lose balance and fall down
  • Regime - government
  • Behest - a person's orders or command
  • Untrammelled - not limited by rules or any other controlling influence
  • Adjudicate -  to act as judge in a competition or argument /  to make a formal decision about something
  • Machination - a plot or scheme
Topic 2 : "Closing the tax bolthole"

  • Bolthole - a place where a person can escape and hide
  • Several - more than two but not many
  • Bilateral - having or relating to two sides
  • Renegotiate - to discuss an agreement again in order to change it
  • Amending - making minor changes to something
  • Adequate - satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity
  • Concrete - clear
  • Emerged - to appear by coming out of something or out from behind something
  • Loophole - a small mistake in law that gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time / current
  • Rendered - provided / gave
  • Bona fides - documentary evidence showing that a person is what they claim to be / credentials
  • Conduit - a way of connecting two places
  • Conformity - to behave according to the usual standards of behaviour that are expected by the society
  • Combating - to take action to reduce or prevent (something bad or undesirable)
  • To curb - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Treaty - a written agreement between two or more countries, formally approved and signed by their leaders
  • Dodging - avoiding
  • Domicile - the country that a person treats as their permanent home

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